Liverpool to fight Prem duo for rising Bayern star as deal pathway emerges
Liverpool will fight Manchester United and Manchester City to sign Jamal Musiala if he cannot agree fresh terms with Bayern Munich, according to a report.
The 17-year-old midfielder has burst onto the scene this season after earning a promotion to Bayern’s first team.
Indeed, since moving from Under-19 level, he has put in stellar performances, scoring two goals in 12 games. The first of those made him Bayern’s youngest-ever goalscorer.
What’s more, he made his second Champions League appearance in Tuesday’s draw with Atletico Madrid.
As such, Musiala is being tipped for stardom in the coming years and, according to Todofichajes, that could come with a move to the Premier League.
The report says that his recent rise has peaked the interest of the ‘big clubs’ in the English top flight. Liverpool, United and City have all reportedly caught onto his form.
The Spanish source claims that the trio ‘will do everything possible’ to sign him – if the chance arises.
Indeed, there could well be such a chance in the coming months. Musiala’s contract runs out in the summer of 2022 but he has yet to think about extending his stay in Bavaria.
If the teenager rejects an extension, he will enter the final year of his deal next summer as one of Europe’s hottest talents.
In fact, the source claims that such a scenario would ‘force’ Bayern to negotiate with the Premier League trio.
Musiala, who was born in Germany, spent much of his childhood in England with Chelsea. While there, he also rose through the England system, playing at Under-15 level at the age of 13.
He moved back to Germany last summer at the age of 16 and immediately made an impact. He became Bayern’s youngest-ever Bundesliga player towards the end of last season.
There remains doubt, though, over which country he will choose to represent. The teenager has an England Under-21 cap but is also eligible to play for Germany.
Manager breaks silence on Liverpool-linked defender
Meanwhile, Brighton boss Graham Potter has brushed off speculation about Ben White’s future.
Reports have claimed that Liverpool hold an interest in the centre-back, amid their defensive injury problems.
However, Potter has insisted that the 23-year-old is not listening to the speculation.